Pining for Christmas

Having a pine scented candle just isn’t the same as having real winter greens in your home to provide you with the nostalgic scents of the holidays. With the majority of families that have artificial trees and use artificial sprays they are sadly missing out on one of the best features of having that real pine aroma wafting throughout their home.

Christmas Bright - BF1135

Christmas Bright – BF1135

All it takes is a fresh arrangement made with a mixture of pine and cedar & your choice of flowers and colours, made by one of our highly talented designers, to bring that holiday cheer and fragrance we all love. Whether it is a table centrepiece or an arrangement to sit on your side table it is sure to bring the beauty & aroma that will light up the faces of all your guests.

There are so many different styles, containers, shapes and sizes to choose from. From traditional to contemporary, whatever your décor, we can create something that is suitable with the winter greens to complete the final touches of your design. If you have a special container or vase (even last year’s container) that you would like to use as a centrepiece-bring it in and our creative team will work with you to create a beautiful arrangement.

Christmas Delight - BF1137

Christmas Delight – BF1137

Add some fragrant pine and cedar to your holiday décor this year and bring some festive aromatherapy to all your holiday parties!

Poinsettias – The Belle of the Christmas Ball

poinsettia red Christmas plant

Order your Poinsettias here!

Trimming your home with vibrant colours of red and green stirs up the brightest and best feelings of Christmas, of the holiday season, of rituals and of traditions passed through the generations. And when it comes to holiday red, what could make more of a statement of grace than the unequaled beauty of a poinsettia?

Want to make a bold holiday impression? Arrange multiple poinsettias together to create a burst of bright Christmas reds and greens. Showcase your poinsettias as a focal point on a table or in a window – at home or at the office. Wherever a poinsettia is, an unbridled and joyful message is sent: Christmas is coming!

poinsettia Christmas plant gift basket

Fruit and Poinsettia Basket

Early in the holiday season choose a few Poinsettias as vibrant messengers of the oncoming holidays. Get creative in their placement and let their unequaled brilliance stir feelings of goodwill and cheer. As the holiday season moves merrily along the red flowers of your poinsettias will keep the party going, raising spirits and adding a festive touch.

Don’t fear that the poinsettia may be harmful to your animals or children. It’s not! It’s definitely not a poisonous plant. University researchers have tested it, and the The American Medical Association has confirmed it. It’s a bit of an urban myth, really!

poinsettia christmas season arrangement

Christmas Planter Basket Medium with Red Poinsettia

To get as much joy as possible out of your poinsettia, please use the following tips for its care. First of all protect it from the cold! So have it wrapped well when you buy it in cold weather. Place it in a cool, sunny location away from drafts. Water whenever the soil feels dry, but never let the pot sit in water. Always pour off excess water from its saucer.

Make yourself a promise this holiday season: Welcome poinsettias into your home and ring the bell joyfully loud: Christmas is here! Christmas is here!

Novembers Unique Holidays

It’s that time again! Time to celebrate all of Novembers holidays…even the unusual ones!

1st – All Saints Day– is the day we celebrate all the saints of the church.

4th – National Candy Day– Send your sweetie a candy basket specially made by the professionals at Brant Florist

5th – National Men make dinner Day– NO BBQ ALLOWED

7th – Book Lovers Day and Sadie Hawkins Day– I love books and I love the “celebration” of women going after what/who they want :)
Women can send their secret message with flowers, plants, balloons or a gift basket.

10th – Sesame Street Day– Does anybody know how to get there yet?

11th – Remembrance Day– Remembering today all that died in the line of duty Poppies in Flanders Field

13th – World Kindness Day- This should really be every day! Great way would be to send flowers.

16th – Have a Party with your Teddy Bear Day– If you are all alone…

18th – Married to a Scorpio Support Day– This is hilarious!!!!

20th – National Peanut Butter Fudge Day– Yummy!

21st – National Adoption Day– Great Day to celebrate! Share the love!

25th – Tie One on Day– It’s cold, grey… Why not?

26th – American Thanksgiving– Football, Turkey Dinner…what more do you need?

27th – Black Friday– On your mark… get your credit cards ready…and SHOP!

30th – Stay Home Because Your Well Day– I won’t tell 😉

November is pretty grey…why not brighten it up with a bouquet!

Made fresh everyday!

Brighten Your Day Flowers in Vase - BF4189

Brighten Your Day Flowers in Vase – BF4189

The Bromeliad Plant

There are over 3000 species of the Bromeliad Plant, from the pineapple plant to succulent plants and even Spanish Moss.

Bromeliad Plant in Wicker - 2067

Bromeliad Plant in Wicker – 2067

The Bromeliad is mostly found in South America with the most varieties found in Brazil. Because of its ability to flourish in dry to desert like climates, to the rainforest and even in mountainous regions, they grow from South America all the way to northern Virginia.

The Bromeliad only flowers once. But don’t despair…. Once your plant has grown all its leaves and is finished flowering it will start producing “babies”- called plantlets, offsets or pups. The Mother plant will survive a couple generations then she will die off. The little plant babies grow out at the base of the plant and will feed off the Mother until it has grown its own roots and can then be replanted to thrive on its own. Kind of like your kids….but these pups aren’t allowed to come back and live with their Mother after college! :)


Very popular house plant in Hawaii, seen at City Mill, Hawaii Kai

At first, they said the Bromeliad was only suitable for greenhouses but because of its ease at adapting to home conditions it is becoming more popular. It’s best to grow your Bromeliad in well draining soil but the Bromeliad can also be grown mounted on boards and logs. When it comes to watering your plant it is recommended that you water the soil weekly in the growing season and less water in the winter months, as this is the rest period for the plant. If your plant is mounted it will require watering more often and throughout the year. It is not necessary to water the central cup in regular household climate. This is only necessary in a desert-like environment.

If you are trying to get your Bromeliad to flower, here is a tip that might work. Place your Bromeliad and an apple in a plastic bag together for 10 days. The apple will produce ethylene gas while decomposing which is said to help with the blooming process. Be sure there is no water in the central cup before attempting this.

Weather is getting chillier….

Pick up a Bromeliad today, to help keep the winter blues away.